WABE's education reporter discusses Morris Brown College’s comeback

Morris Brown College’s Fountain Hall in Atlanta was built in 1882 and once housed the office of civil rights activist and historian W.E.B. Du Bois.

Restoring Tomorrow

Atlanta’s oldest Historically Black College and University is making a comeback.

New funding is coming to Morris Brown College months after the institution got its accreditation back.

The school lost its accreditation in 2002 and filed for bankruptcy.

On Friday’s edition of  “Closer Look,”  WABE education reporter Martha Dalton spoke about a nearly $3 million grant that Sen. Jon Ossoff helped the institution secure.

Dalton further discussed president Dr. Kevin James’s vision for the school.

“He just has some instincts about what direction he wants to take the school in,” said Dalton.

Dalton says the money is earmarked for academic programs, a new teacher and learning center and the restoration of Fountain Hall.